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Summary

RCMP detective Jack Taggart has avenged the murders of his niece and nephew, but the consequences linger. His deal with Damien, leader of the Satan's Wrath motorcycle gang, has put him in a bind and has jeopardized an informant in the gang. Meanwhile, other members of the gang, led by a mysterious figure known only as "The Boss", have been working to eliminate Taggart by destroying the lives of anyone with connections to him. And if the bad guys aren't enough of an obstacle, there are problems to be found on the force itself. Assistant Commissioner Isaac is becoming more and more suspicious that Jack may have been responsible for the death of a corrupt Crown prosecutor. With Jack's life and career on the line, Above Ground is a tough and gritty follow-up that will more than satisfy listeners who were pulled into the dark Vancouver underworld by Loose Ends, the first Jack Taggart mystery.

©2007 Don Easton (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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Better narrator

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Gave up after 3 hours listening despite having nothing else to read so can't comment on ending

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The narrator sounded as if he was doing a voice over for a cartoon and the voices were all annoyingly ridiculous

What character would you cut from Above Ground?

Connie, the police officer, whom the narrator made sound like Groucho Marx with a lisp

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  • 05-06-21

Disturbing violence

I dont know if I liked this book or not. It was a very complicated storyline with some graphic violence that made me want to stop and I am no shrinking violet. Our ‘hero’ is a very unlikable character too.
The voice talent actually made the story harder to follow since the ‘acting’ was not very good

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  • lizzie0104
  • 11-07-21

How about still breathing?

I find the beginning of these books a little hard to get into. But after I'm settled I don't want to turn it off. He really takes some serious gambles. He's obviously brilliant. I loved the show of emotion from the men. Though adversaries, they were really just alike at heart. And snubbed their noses at "their"sides and worked together. Albeit, scared shitless during the whole thing!
I'm enjoying this new found author & this series. Try him.

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  • Suzanne
  • 28-06-21

The narrator was just terrible

I can't get past the narrator to the depth of the book... but the beginning of the book I listened to did not make it worth my time to delve any further.